This year, Michael Hill is proud to continue our partnership with Dress for Success. Dress for Success is a global not-for-profit organisation that empowers women to achieve economic independence and improve their lives, by helping them to overcome various barriers.
Following our partnership with Dress for Success in 2021, we were committed to continue and expand our support of their crucial work this year.
Michael Hill Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Jo Feeney, said, “Dress for Success does incredible work around the world, empowering women to have the confidence, tools, and inspiration to achieve and to overcome challenges they face in their lives. It’s truly a wonderful cause that is close to our hearts at Michael Hill.”
Dress for Success helps women by providing a network of support, as well as the tools and professional attire needed to help them take steps to secure job interviews and ultimately careers, helping them to gain financial independence.
“It’s about so much more than the clothes,” said Tamara Smith, CEO, Dress for Success Brisbane. “It’s that [our clients] feel seen, they feel valued, and they see that someone is walking beside them, believing in them, and they can then take that confidence into their life.
“When people leave our Styling Boutiques, they see themselves in a different way. And yes, they’re wearing different clothes … but what they really see is possibility and what they see is hope for their future.”
According to Tamara, the impacts of the pandemic have made the services offered by Dress for Success more crucial and more widely needed than ever. At the same time, it has been one of the most challenging periods to raise money that will help them provide these services.
“We want to make sure we’re always here for every single person who needs us. So it has been extremely challenging – but every $200 we raise is another person we can help,” said Tamara.
You can help us to support Dress for Success in their mission to empower women, simply by purchasing a pair of these cultured freshwater pearl stud earrings in sterling silver for $25. For each purchase until 31 May 2022 (or while stocks last), Michael Hill will donate $15 to Dress for Success.
This donation will help us make a significant contribution to Dress for Success and their work in economically empowering women throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.
We spoke to some amazing clients and volunteers at Dress for Success to get a first-hand look at the important work they do, and the difference that it makes.
Watch and read more below: